Skaneateles Artisans Presents
Skaneateles Artisans is pleased to announce the release of Mary Gardner’s third FOOTHILLS chapbook, DOWNSIZING Small Renderings, Broad Canvas. Itis the third in a trilogy, following WHEN ALL DANGER of FROST is PAST (2015) and PLACE SETTINGS (2017). While the DOWNSIZING collection of poetry has emerged from the poet’s experience over the past two years, the poems are inspired by observing and
pondering widely different phenomena which enlightened the downsizing experience, at least metaphorically. About writing poetry, Gardner says in the introduction: “Excellence in [poetic] craft continues as a worthy goal. Being a poet remains a mystery.”
Gardner’s previous poems have appeared in many anthologies and several have won regional and national awards. “Moonscape” won 1st Place in the W.S.Merwin Poetry Competition sponsored by the Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series in 2010. It was carried by The Post-Standard, 11/8/2010. In a previous career, Gardner authored twenty articles in health and human services journals. She is an active member of the National League of American Pen Women and offers public poetry readings occasionally.
Mary Gardner has been a resident of Skaneateles since January 2000.
Skaneateles Artisans in Skaneateles is proud to carry DOWNSIZING Small Renderings, Broad Canvas and Gardner’s other books.
Check out below this beautiful story written about Mary and her new poetry book called “Downsizing”. The story in this weeks “Eagle News” and “EagleNewsonline”